Although I do try to keep the politics out of the blog, this one I can't let go.
As a union member, let me just say that power wise, strikes are all we have - the point of joining a union is that you have the power of the masses behind you, and the group speaks louder than an individual.
United we stand, divided we get it in the ass with no lube.
What's happened to us? Union members didn't used to be afraid. We stood together - even when some of us got killed, because we knew that we had to.
Yeah, yeah, I know...corruption, organized crime, etc...
I still truly, deeply, with all my heart and soul believe in the labor movement.
If you cross a picket line, or accept contract work from a company who's being picketed by a union - I hope you get a full-body skin rash that itches like hell and doesn't respond to any medical treatment.